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Win Passes to see HAPHEAD on Jan 22

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Hey Toronto! There’s a new webseries by Jim Munroe and the rest of the folks behind the film “Ghosts With Shit Jobs,” launching NEXT THURSDAY, JANUARY 22ND! It’s called HAPHEAD, and if you’re in Toronto you can win passes to an exclusive screening of all 8 episodes!

ABOUT HAPHEAD

Haphead is the story of a girl who’s literally empowered by videogames.

Ten years from now, a new haptic peripheral makes videogames so immersive that people learn skills just by playing. Maxine makes less than minimum wage at the factory where they make them, so she decides to become an unofficial beta tester by stealing one for herself. At home, her favorite rabbit-ninja game gets a whole lot more punishing, with the haptic feedback loop beating lethal skills into her muscle memory. Which is good: she needs to level up quick once her employer discovers her on-the-job theft.

Luckily, she’s not alone. There are other hapheads out there, with a variety of game-trained abilities. But while some of them are kindreds, one of them brings death…

More at http://haphead.com/

Haphead is a new webseries, but you can win one of three double-passes to an exclusive screening of the whole thing on the big screen at The Royal on Wednesday, January 22nd, at 7pm. Keep reading…

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WIN 1 of 3 DOUBLE-PASSES TO AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF ALL 8 EPISODES OF HAPHEAD!

To enter to win one of three double passes to see HAPHEAD at The Royal, all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-left corner of thebeguilingbooksandart.com), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “NOMEDIAKINGS” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Wednesday, January 21st, at 11am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners sometime on that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “NOMEDIAKINGS”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Wednesday, January 21st at 11am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

CONTEST: Win passes to GEMMA BOVERY

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Did you miss your chance to see ‘Gemma Bovery,’ the new film based on the graphic novel of the same name by Posy Simmonds, at this year’s TIFF? You’re in luck! It’s opening tonight, December 5th, and running for at least the next week. We’ve got passes to give away good for the run of engagement, starting Monday.

Peter rather liked this one, by the by. Some really strong acting and fun stuff with language and accents that felt very authentic. He recommends it. Fun Fact: Simmonds’ most recent book, Tamara Drewe, was also made into a film in 2010, and the same actress plays the titular character in both films!

WIN ONE OF 5 DOUBLE PASSES TO SEE GEMMA BOVERY

To enter to win one of five double passes to see GEMMA BOVERY good at participating theatres during its run of engagement, all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of thebeguilingbooksandart.com), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “POSY” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Monday, December 8th, at 10am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners sometime on that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “POSY”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Monday, December 8th, at 10am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck!

CONTEST: Win passes to see BORGMAN

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Meanwhile, on a COMPLETELY different note, The Beguiling’s owner Mr. Peter Birkemoe rather enjoyed a film at TIFF this year. It was called Borgman, by Director Alex Van Wamerdam. It is “Surreal, Creepy, and Funny”. Want to see what sort of film Peter likes? Enter this contest.

WIN ONE OF 5 DOUBLE PASSES TO SEE BORGMAN

To enter to win one of five double passes to see BORGMAN at its exclusive engagement at The Royal Cinema, July 4th to 9th, all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of the website), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “BORGMAN” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Tuesday, July 1, at 11:00am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners sometime on the 1st

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “BORGMAN”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Tuesday, July 1st, at 11:00am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck!

CONTEST: Win Passes to THE DOUBLE Wednesday Night!

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The Beguiling is giving away 3 pairs of tickets to see a special promotional screening of THE DOUBLE, the new movie by Director Richard Ayoade and featuring Jesse Eisenberg andMia Wasikowska, thanks to dFilms. The screening is THIS Wednesday, June 11,  at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Inspired by Dostoyevsky’s novella of the same name, The Double is a dark comedy written by Ayoade and Avi Korine (Mister Lonely), a funny and frightening story about an insignificant man driven to near breakdown by the appearance of his doppelganger. Want to win? Keep reading.

WIN ONE OF 3 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO SEE: THE DOUBLE

To enter to win one of three pairs of tickets to see THE DOUBLE on June 11th, all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this site), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “DOSTOYEVSKY” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Wednesday, June 11th, at 11:00am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners then.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “DOSTOYEVSKY”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Wednesday June 11th, at 11:00am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.
  7. Sole screening on Wednesday June 11th, at 7:15pm. Please don’t enter if you know you can’t attend, thanks!

Good luck!

Contest: The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji by Takashi Miike

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TJFF-2014_Poster_13x20_Web-665x1024The Beguiling and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival are proud to partner with The Toronto Japanese Film Festival, taking place June 12-27, 2014.

The Beguiling and TCAF will be partnering to present The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji, the new action/comedy by Director Takashi Miike. The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji is based on the (sadly untranslated) manga by Noburo Takasashi, and full to the brim withaction, bawdy comedy, and incredibly garish yakuza fashion. It looks like a hoot.

The Toronto Japanese Film Festival has provided 5 pairs of tickets each to The Beguiling & TCAF to attend the exclusive, one-night only, June 13th screening of The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji for us to give away! We are giving them to people signed up to our mailing list, so sign up in the upper-right-corner of this page! Details below!

WIN ONE OF 5 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO SEE: THE MOLE SONG: UNDERCOVER AGENT REIJI

To enter to win one of five pairs of tickets to see The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji on June 13th at 7:00pm, all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this site), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “ICHI” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Monday, June 2nd, at 11:00am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “ICHI”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Monday, June 2nd, at 11:00am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.
  7. Sole screening on Friday, June 13th, at 7:00pm. Please don’t enter if you know you can’t attend, thanks! 🙂

Good luck!

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CONTEST: Katsuhiro Otomo’s new movie SHORT PEACE!

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Hey! Did you know that last year Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of Akira, made a new movie last year? It’s called ‘Short Peace’ and it contains 4 segments, each directed by a different director including Hiroaki Ando, Hajime Katoki, Shuhei Morita, and Katsuhiro Otomo himself. I am thrilled about this.

The good/bad thing about this is that it’s screening here in Toronto on May 14, and May 17. You can find tickets at Cineplex! http://cineplex.com/Showtimes/short-peace/toronto-on?Date=5/14/2014&TheatreFilter=all

However, we’re GIVING AWAY TICKETS! Thanks to Viz Media and Elevenarts, you can win one of 3 pairs of passes to see SHORT PEACE on either May 14 or 17!

But Wait, There’s More! These passes are also good for ANOTHER movie, if you can’t make it to Short Peace! Another great movie, Tiger & Bunny: The Rising, is screening June 26 and June 29 in Toronto. The passes will work for any of the screenings (but not all of them, you gotta choose).

Keep Reading To Find Out How To Win Passes:

To enter to win one of three double-passes to see SHORT PEACE on May 14 & May 17, all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this site), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “DOMU” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Wednesday, May 14th, at 12noon. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “DOMU”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Wednesday, May 14th, 2014, at 12:00pm.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck!

CONTEST: Win passes to see the movie CHEAP THRILLS this Friday night!

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“What body part would you be willing to cut off for $500,000?”  

We’ve gotten our hands on some double passes for the opening night screening in Toronto of the South By Southwest Film Fest Midnighters Audience Award and Fantasia New Flesh Best First Feature Award winner CHEAP THRILLS starring Pat Healy, Sara Paxton, Ethan Embry, and David Koechner. 

The film opens in Toronto this Friday, February 21st at the Royal, the first screening is at 9pm, and we are told that there will be a live Skype Q&A with star Pat Healy following the screening!

We have 2 double passes for both the Fri, Feb 21st 9pm screening at the Royal to give away.

It sounds like a pretty legit film and we think it’s something you’re gonna wanna see. 

To Enter to win a double pass to see CHEAP THRILLS:

All you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this page!), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “BODYPARTS” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Wednesday, February 19th at 11:59pm. We’ll e-mail the winners by noon on Thursday, February 20th. 

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “BODYPARTS”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Friday, February 7th, 2014, at 11:59pm.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

CONTEST: Win passes to see ANOHANA: The Flower That We Saw That Day

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Anohana is the feature-length anime movie, which recaps and provides a new epilogue to the acclaimed TV series. Apparently it’s a good one, whether you’ve already watched the show or not! Like other recent anime releases, this is getting a big-screen release here in Toronto, and you can buy tickets at http://www.cineplex.com/Movie/anohana-the-movie-the-flower-we-saw-that-day.

But! If you’re feeling lucky, we’ve been given 4 single passes to see either the Sunday, February 9, or Wednesday, February 12 screenings of Anohana, and maybe you can win one…?

Want to win one of four (4) single passes to see ANOHANA on February 9 OR February 12?

All you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this page!), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “ANOHANAFLOWER” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Friday, February 7th, at 11:59pm. We’ll e-mail the winners Saturday morning, and tickets can be picked up at The Beguiling beginning Saturday morning.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “ANOHANAFLOWER”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Friday, February 7th, 2014, at 11:59pm.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.
  7. Eligible screenings take place Sunday, February 9 at 12:45 and 9:30, and Wednesday, February 12, at 7:30. Closest theatre is Cineplex Yonge/Dundas.

Good luck!

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CONTEST: SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO – Movie Screening

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So who wants to see the new live-action movie based on the classic cartoon SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO, A.K.A. STARBLAZERS? Probably you! If you’re the unlucky type or just can’t bare to miss your chance at seeing it, head over to Cineplex.com and buy your tickets RIGHT AWAY! One night only, folks!

But if you want to try your luck, we’ve got seven (7) single passes to see the one-night-only screening of this titanic film! Read on to find out how you can win one!

Enter to win one of seven passes to see SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO on Monday, November 11th!

All you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this page!), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “STARBLAZERS” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Friday, November 8th at 11:59pm. We will draw the winners at that time, and e-mail the winners. Tickets can be picked up at The Beguiling beginning Saturday, November 9th, at 11am.  

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “STARBLAZERS”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Friday, November 8th, 2013, at 11:59pm.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per household/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.
  7. Screening takes place Monday, November 11th, at 7pm.

Thanks to Eleven Arts for providing the passes!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Win tickets to see WOLF CHILDREN @ The JCCC

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WOLF CHILDREN is the phenomenal new film from director Mamorou Hosoda (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), and we’re partnering with the good folks at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) to give away five (5) double-passes to see the film!

You’re going to want to see this one on the big screen… so if you want to win tickets, here’s what you need to do!

Enter to win one five pairs of tickets to see WOLF CHILDREN at the JCCC on Wednesday, September 18th!

All you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this page!), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “WOLF CHILDREN” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Tuesday, September 17th at 11am. We will draw the winners at that time, and e-mail the winners. Tickets can be picked up on-site at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre before the screening.

Please note: The JCCC is a beautiful building with a great theatre, but it is a little far away from the downtown core. It’s located at 8 Garamond Court,  just a block north of Don Mills & Eglinton. It’s worth the trip, and it’s only one bus from Eglinton station, but if you’re unlikely to leave the downtown core for any reason, maybe skip this contest so someone who will really want to go can win? Thanks!

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “WOLF CHILDREN”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of beguiling dot com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Tuesday, September 17th, at 11am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per household/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.
  7. Screening takes place Wednesday, September 18th, at 7pm, at the JCCC.

Good luck!

– Chris @ The Beguiling